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Brooke Benoit

Brooke Benoit is an editor for SISTERS Magazine (the magazine for fabulous Muslim women) and an occasional artist. She is currently working on a collection of assemblages using found people-made materials near her home.

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girls

Our Girls’ Needs: Holistic Muslimah Health Guide

In Holistic Muslimah Health series, we review how Allah has designed us in a holistic manner with precious physical milestones, to mark the specific phases of women’s lives- teenage, puberty, pregnancy…etc, and explore women’s psychical and emotional needs and rights. Caring for ourselves– physically, emotionally and religiously – should not in any part be seen as superficial. …

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Sibling rivalry

Secrets from a Mom of 7 to Curbing Sibling Rivalry

While it’s true that kids will have disputes among themselves just as adults do, many people look to Qabil and Habil not as an extreme situation but rather as proof that sibling rivalry is an uncontrollable aspect of childhood. As a young parent I didn’t have any plans to deal with sibling rivalry, but while …

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fasting

17 Things Not to Say to Non-Fasting Person

Even though the Quran and sunnah give clear guidance about who is excused from fasting from food and drink during Ramadan, in a hurtful and dangerous common practice, many Muslims wrongfully try to pressure excused Muslims into fasting. While the questioners can argue that they are only seeking to “advise” their fellow believer out of genuine …

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Ramadan

Why You Should Be Decking the Halls For Ramadan?

While Muslims in the US enthusiastically pull out their stored Rubbermaid tubs marked “Ramadan/Eid,” packed with strings of paper lanterns, electric lights and glass ornaments bought, others find this “new” tradition to be a questionable innovation or another capitalist trapping. It may seem that converted Muslims have simply transferred their old traditions and newly immigrated …

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